Too Late

Album: Evolution (1979)
Charted: 70


  • According to the liner notes of Journey's Time3 compilation, lead singer Steve Perry wrote this song about a friend from his hometown, a drug addict he wanted to warn to leave town before he ran out of options. "The drugs were setting up housekeeping," said Perry. The friend eventually heard the tune and Perry told him what it was about.

Comments: 2

  • Markantney from BiloxeAug 2015, don't know why this song isn't/wasn't more popular? The vocals (of course) are on point and the background vocals to match.
  • Jim from Long Beach, CaLove this song!!..brings back great memories of puka shells,tube tops and Lowenbrau beer!!!..Oh man when time stood still!!!
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